There’s a technical issue ongoing in Fortnite that likely has you wondering, “why did my Gold Bars disappear?” The answer to this is not fully known at this time, but it appears to be an error like previous incidents when this happened. The good news is that Epic Games is aware of the issue and has been investigating it. You can view the incident report over on the Fortnite Status Twitter account.
Based on previous incidents, this just appears to be an error where you are unable to see or access your Gold Bars in your account. Your Gold Bars will appear to be set at zero, but are not gone from your account. Epic Games successfully restored Gold Bars in previous instances and players didn’t lose out on the in-game currency. There’s no timeline on a fix to this issue, however, so you may want to try this workaround if you’re dealing with the problem and want to use your Gold Bars now.
How to fix the Gold Bars bug in Fortnite
Sign out of your Epic Games account and restart the game to reenable access to your Gold Bars. You may need to perform multiple restarts if the issue persists. Otherwise, you will be unable to earn or spend Gold Bars during matches.
Given the importance of Gold Bars, players are sure to want access back as soon as possible. You can use Gold Bars in Fortnite to upgrade and buy weapons and items, hire characters, and more.
We're investigating an issue where people are loading into some games with zero gold bars.
An update will be provided as soon as we have resolved the issue. pic.twitter.com/n1hbQDKVx8
— Fortnite Status (@FortniteStatus) August 8, 2023
We also have a guide on how to earn Gold Bars in Fortnite if you’re looking for ways to earn more throughout the Season. Gold Bars come in handy for certain challenges to easily complete for Battle Pass XP. In other cases, you can use Gold Bars quickly to gain access to the required items for Quest steps.